Operating Systems

Apple System 7.x

downloadSystem 7.5.3 (with 7.5.5 Update) – Released in 1996, this is Apple’s operating system just before it was officially renamed to Mac OS. The last to support the 1986 Mac Plus and later 68000-based Macs such as the PowerBook 100. It was also the version Apple had given away for a number of years when their FTP server was active. The included 7.5.5 update provides memory management and reliability improvements for early PowerPC Macs. If your Mac was 68030- or 68040-based with a minimum 8 MB of RAM, this OS would perform well. (22 MB)


Mac OS X Tiger

downloadMac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 Update – Updates Tiger to the latest version. PowerPC (181 MB) Intel (321 MB)

 

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Security Update 2009-005 – Released in September 2009, provides additional security updates post the release of 10.4.11. PowerPC (78 MB) Intel (170 MB)


MS-DOS

downloadEMM386.EXE & MSD.EXE Update for MS-DOS 6.0 & 6.2 – Updated memory manager and diagnostics tools. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (218 KB)

downloadMicrosoft CD-ROM Extensions 2.23 – Distributed file of MSCDEX.EXE; required for using CD-ROM drives in DOS. Sourced from Microsoft’s defunct FTP server. (29 KB)

win95network_iconMicrosoft Network Client 3.0 for MS-DOS – Network client software that allows you to connect to a workgroup or domain network. Comes with TCP/IP protocol. (1.1 MB)

downloadMS-DOS 6.0 Supplemental Utilities – A collection of files originally included in older versions of MS-DOS. (525 KB)

downloadMS-DOS 6.2 Supplemental Utilities – A collection of files originally included in older versions of MS-DOS. MS-DOS Shell is included.  (745 KB)

downloadMS-DOS 6.22 Boot Disk – (1.4 MB)

 


Windows 3.x

Calc16_IconCalculator Update – Replaces the existing Calculator to resolve a calculation error. (41 KB)

 

configspec-1Configuration Specialist 2.1 – A small unsupported utility by Microsoft to view the configuration of Windows and your hardware. For Windows 3.x. (127 KB)

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File Manager Y2K Update – Replace File Manager to show post year 2000 file dates correctly. For Windows 3.1 and 3.11 only. (77 KB)

win95sound_iconPC Speaker Driver – Driver that allows you to play back sounds via the PC speaker when no sound card is installed. (22 KB)

win95network_iconTCP/IP-32 3.11b – Windows 3.x never came with TCP/IP out of the box. Protocols such as NetBEUI were used for networking instead. Install for connectivity to your computers and internet connection. For Windows for Workgroups 3.11 only. (674 KB)

Recorder_IconVideo for Windows 1.1e Runtime & Codecs – Allows the ability to play AVI video files. Some multimedia software may require this. (1.4 MB)

VB16_IconVisual Basic 1.0 Runtime – Allows programs developed from Visual Basic 1.0 to execute. (169 KB)

 

VB16_IconVisual Basic 2.0 Runtime – Allows programs developed from Visual Basic 2.0 to execute. (216 KB)

 

VB16_IconVisual Basic 3.0 Runtime – Allows programs developed from Visual Basic 3.0 to execute. (242 KB)

 

downloadWindows 3.11 Update – An update replacing core system files for Windows 3.1, that results in becoming Windows 3.11. For Windows 3.1 only. (612 KB)

downloadWindows 95 Deployment Plan – Installs a Microsoft Project 4.0 template to assist with planning the deployment of Windows 95 in a business environment. Can be used in conjunction with the Windows 95 Resource Kit (417 KB)

downloadWindows Resource Kit – Accompanied with the Windows Resource Kit book for Windows 3.1, a small handful of utilities and documents were provided. (1.7 MB)


Windows NT 3.x

Refer to the drop-down menu option under Downloads > Operating Systems.


Windows 95

Refer to the drop-down menu option under Downloads > Operating Systems.


Windows 98 & ME

downloadDirectX 8.1b – One of the later versions of DirectX available for Windows 98 & ME. (12 MB)

 

downloadFDISK Update – Updates the FDISK tool to correctly recognise the total space of a hard disk when greater than 64 GB. This doesn’t resolve the 137 GB limitation. For Windows 98. (175 KB)

downloadInternet Explorer 6.0 SP1 – Final version of Internet Explorer for Windows 98. Not good for web browsing, but useful for installing and using applications that required a later version of IE. (78 MB)

downloadUnicode Update 1.1.3790.0 – API update replacing UNICOWS.DLL and UNICOWS.PDB. (260KB)

 

downloadUniversal Mass Storage USB Driver 2.4 – Unofficial update to support USB 1.x mass storage devices. For Windows 98 SE only. (649 KB)

downloadUniversal Mass Storage USB Driver 3.3 – Unofficial update to support USB 2.0 mass storage devices. For Windows 98 SE only. (756 KB)

downloadWindows 98 SE Boot Disk – Use to install Windows 98. (1.4 MB)

 

downloadWindows Installer 1.1 – Provides Windows 98 & ME the ability to run MSI file installation packages. (1 MB)

 

downloadWindows Installer 2.0 – Provides Windows 98 & ME the ability to run MSI file installation packages. (2 MB)


Windows 2000

downloadDirectX 9.0c (March 2009 Update) – Final version of Direct X 9.0 that supported Windows 2000. (92 MB)

 

downloadWindows 2000 Service Pack 4 – The last major service pack for Windows 2000. (132 MB)

 

downloadWindows 2000 SP4 Rollup (KB891861) – Collections of updates post the Service Pack 4 release. (31 MB)

 

downloadWindows Installer 3.1 Update – Update for running newer MSI software installation packages. (2.5 MB)


Windows XP

downloadWindows XP Service Pack 2 – An accumulative update released in 2004 that ultimately became the most substantial over the XP lifecycle. Not only did it provide the usual security and other patches to fix issues, but included a new Security Center feature and Windows Media Player 9. If you are installing from the original RTM build of XP, this will also add USB 2.0 support. For 32-bit Windows XP only. (266 MB)

downloadWindows XP Service Pack 3 – The last major service pack for Windows XP. Unlike SP2, no major additions from a user experience point of view had changed. It did however introduced Microsoft Management Console 3.0 as found in Windows Vista and Server 2008, and improved Wi-Fi security. Released in 2008, an additional 1,174 bug fixes were included. Also an accumulative service pack, so neither SP1 or SP2 need to be installed prior. For 32-bit Windows XP only. (315 MB)

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